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A first look at Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Users can send a Web page to a central location to determine if someone has marked a particular Web page as "unsafe." The merits of this system are dubious to me.

So the real question is Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 a better Web browser? The jury is still out on that question I think, but I can find no glaring reason to throw it out of my default browser position. IE8 seems to be a capable browser, but it is so similar to IE7 that there is really no catalyst to drive a massive migration.

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.